Jamie Okuma (b.1977)
Artistas / Luiseño / Shoshone / United States

Jamie Okuma (b.1977)

Born in Glendale, California; grew up on the La Jolla Reservation, California Jamie Okuma began working with beads at a very early age, inspired by the pow wows she attended. In high school, Okuma made her first miniature jingle dress, which she subsequently mounted on a doll figure. Historical authenticity, exemplary workmanship, and attention to every detail are the hallmarks of Continue reading

Jaune Quick–to–See Smith (b.1940)
Artistas / Coast Salish / Cree / Shoshone / United States

Jaune Quick–to–See Smith (b.1940)

Born in St Ignatius Jesuit Mission, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Reservation of the Flathead Nation, Montana; lives in Corrales, New Mexico Biography: Smith is deeply connected to her heritage. She creates work that addresses the myths of her ancestors in the context of current issues facing Native Americans. Her inspiration stems from the formal innovations of such artists Continue reading